OutRunners is a sequel to the classic arcade racer OutRun. It puts you behind the wheel of 8 different race cars with the aim being coming up first on a world-wide cross-country racing tournament.
As mentioned you get to select from 8 differently tuned cars, each with different handling and speed specs. and then ride out in hopes of getting the trophy. At the end of each stage you get to select between different branching routes that determine what your next stage will be, and thus the different routes you take to the end game determine what ending you get (if you manage to beat the other players).
OutRunners places a big emphasis on competitive gameplay as you are always racing against another car, be it an AI or human-controlled one in a perpetual split-screen multiplayer mode.
September 5, 2023 Subject:
An adrenaline filled globetrotting race
It is amazing what SEGA had envisioned as the future of non-3D gaming.
The sprites onscreen move and scale smoothly. The amount of detailed sprite animation is staggering and the controls are tight.
This is the best of the best when it comes to 2d sprite scaling racers. It has a wide variety of racers, cars and locations. The music is spot-on and catchy.
No wonder why SEGA thought this was the future of gaming and did not envision their next gen console at the time (The Saturn) to be a 3D machine, but a 2D Powerhouse!
June 6, 2023 Subject:
To anyone who wants to play in single screen:
Press tab to open the menu, go to Video options, pick Screen #0, then pick one of the four "Screen" options at the bottom of the list depending on your preference. (Screen 0 shows the left screen, Screen 1 shows the right screen.)